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Detection, Production and Usage

Edited by Miodrag Darko Matovic

Queen's University, Canada

Biomass has been an intimate companion of humans from the dawn of civilization to the present. Its use as food, energy source, body cover and as construction material established the key areas of biomass usage that extend to this day. Given the complexities of biomass as a source of multiple end products, this volume sheds new light to the whole spectrum of biomass related topics by highlighting the new and reviewing the existing methods of its detection, production and usage. We hope that the readers will find valuable information and exciting new material in its chapters.

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BiomassDetection, Production and UsageEdited by Miodrag Darko Matovic

Published: September 9th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/973

ISBN: 978-953-307-492-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4441-0

Copyright year: 2011

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95739 Total Chapter Downloads

52 Crossref Citations

105 Web of Science Citations

138 Dimensions Citations


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1. Lidar for Biomass Estimation

By Yashar Fallah Vazirabad and Mahmut Onur Karslioglu


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2. Field Measurements of Canopy Spectra for Biomass Assessment of Small-Grain Cereals

By Conxita Royo and Dolors Villegas


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3. SAR and Optical Images for Forest Biomass Estimation

By Jalal Amini and Josaphat Tetuko Sri Sumantyo


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4. Detection of Ammonia-oxidizing Bacteria (AOB) in the Biofilm and Suspended Growth Biomass of Fully- and Partially-packed Biological Aerated Filters

By Fatihah Suja‘


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5. A Combination of Phenotype MicroArrayTM Technology with the ATP Assay Determines the Nutritional Dependence of Escherichia coli Biofilm Biomass

By Preeti Sule, Shelley M. Horne and Birgit M. Prüß


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6. Changes in Fungal and Bacterial Diversity During Vermicomposting of Industrial Sludge and Poultry Manure Mixture: Detecting the Mechanism of Plant Growth Promotion by Vermicompost

By Prabhat Pramanik, Sang Yoon Kim and Pil Joo Kim


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7. Genetic and Functional Diversities of Microbial Communities in Amazonian Soils Under Different Land Uses and Cultivation

By Karina Cenciani, Andre Mancebo Mazzetto, Daniel Renato Lammel, Felipe Jose Fracetto, Giselle Gomes Monteiro Fracetto, Leidivan Frazao, Carlos Cerri and Brigitte Feigl


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8. Temporal Changes in the Harvest of the Brown Algae Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp) along the Mexican Pacific Coast

By Margarita Casas-Valdez, Elisa Serviere-Zaragoza and Daniel Lluch-Belda


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9. Supplying Biomass for Small Scale Energy Production

By Tord Johansson


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10. Production of Unique Naturally Immobilized Starter: A Fractional Factorial Design Approach Towards the Bioprocess Parameters Evaluation

By Andreja Gorsek and Marko Tramsek


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11. Recent Advances in Yeast Biomass Production

By Rocío Gómez-Pastor, Roberto Pérez-Torrado, Elena Garre and Emilia Matallana


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12. Biomass Alteration of Earthworm in the Organic Waste-Contaminated Soil

By Young-Eun Na, Hea-Son Bang, Soon-Il Kim and Young-Joon Ahn


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13. Plant Biomass Productivity Under Abiotic Stresses in SAT Agriculture

By L. Krishnamurthy, M. Zaman-Allah, R. Purushothaman, M. Irshad Ahmed and V. Vadez


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14. Aerobic Membrane Bioreactor for Wastewater Treatment – Performance Under Substrate-Limited Conditions

By Sebastián Delgado, Rafael Villarroel, Enrique González and Miriam Morales


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15. Rangeland Productivity and Improvement Potential in Highlands of Balochistan, Pakistan

By Sarfraz Ahmad and Muhammad Islam


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16. Effects of Protected Environments on Plant Biometrics Parameters

By Edilson Costa, Paulo Ademar Martins Leal and Carolina de Arruda Queiróz


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17. Quality and Selected Metals Content of Spring Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Grain and Biomass After the Treatment with Brassinosteroids During Cultivation

By Jaromír Lachman, Milan Kroutil and Ladislav Kohout


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18. Production of Enriched Biomass by Carotenogenic Yeasts - Application of Whole-Cell Yeast Biomass to Production of Pigments and Other Lipid Compounds

By Ivana Marova, Milan Certik and Emilia Breierova


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19. Biomass Burning in South America: Transport Patterns and Impacts

By Ana Graciela Ulke, Karla María Longo and Saulo Ribeiro de Freitas


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20. The Chemistry Behind the Use of Agricultural Biomass as Sorbent for Toxic Metal Ions: pH Influence, Binding Groups, and Complexation Equilibria

By Valeria M. Nurchi and Isabel Villaescusa


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21. Recycling of Phosphorus Resources in Agricultural Areas Using Woody Biomass and Biogenic Iron Oxides

By Ikuo Takeda


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22. Sweet Sorghum: Salt Tolerance and High Biomass Sugar Crop

By A. Almodares, M. R. Hadi and Z. Akhavan Kharazian


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23. From a Pollutant Byproduct to a Feed Ingredient

By Elisa Helena Giglio Ponsano, Leandro Kanamaru Franco de Lima and Ane Pamela Capucci Torres


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24. The Influence of Intercrops Biomass and Barley Straw on Yield and Quality of Edible Potato Tubers

By Anna Płaza, Feliks Ceglarek, Danuta Buraczyńska and Milena Anna Królikowska


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